Gorgeously nestled in the idyllic Cotswolds countryside, discover the unique family-sized country abode; Bob's Tree Lodge. This fabulous cantilevered lodge sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms (with an additional 2 cots) and includes a spectacular geodesic dome, accommodating a further 2.
Entering on ground level, the architecturally designed, the two-story house opens out onto a magnificent elevated deck at the rear. The large terrace sweeps around the back edge, before stretching out towards the branches of a willow tree, where you will find a star gazing geo-dome high above the garden floor. Complete with its own telescope and 4m slide into the garden this intriguing and imaginative space is a real treasure.
The luxurious accommodation has been thoughtfully adorned throughout with everything you need for a self-catering getaway, including hammocks and ergonomic sun loungers for soaking up the serene countryside views. Use the binoculars to spot a variety of local wildlife who frequent the garden including a variety of birds and the beautiful black and white neighbour; Billy the Badger.
The majestic Cotswolds countryside is the perfect retreat for a family escape with a variety of things to do and wonderful places to discover. The world-famous area is renown for its unique limestone landscape, chocolate box towns and villages, as well as its huge variety of gastronomic delights, making it a fabulous holiday destination throughout the year.
Bob's Tree Lodge at Winchcombe Farm is situated in an idyllic rural setting in the northeast Cotswolds. Its location in the south Warwickshire countryside along the Oxfordshire border is not far from the famous battlefield landmark of Edgehill.
The Cotswold is a fabulous destination for tourists and visitors with a variety of gorgeous towns and villages, spectacular countryside and a wide selection of dining options.
The area is defined by the bedrock of Jurassic limestone that creates a rare type of grassland habitat, as well as the famous golden coloured Cotswold stone. It contains unique features derived from the use of this mineral; the predominantly rural landscape contains stone-built villages, historical towns, and stately homes and gardens. Visit https://www.cotswolds.com for a variety of things to do in the area.
Things to do and see around us
You’ll never be short of something to do in the Cotswolds!
A visit to the Cotswolds not only allows you to relax and unwind but also provides the perfect opportunity for you to experience the many things to do and attractions on offer in this beautiful part of the world.
Here’s our personal top ten list of things to do during your trip:
(About 20 minutes from here)
You really need a couple of days to uncover all the exciting things there is to do in Shakespeare’s hometown. We would highly recommend buying tickets for the open top bus that tours around the town so you can hop on and off all day long to capture some of the magic in this place. The Butterfly Farm, the ferris wheel for stunning views, Shakespeare’s birthplace, Shakespeare’s New Place, Mary Arden’s Farm, the Other Place, the MAD Museum and a ride on one of the many boats on the River Avon are a must.
British Motor Museum - , , ,
Explore the British Motor Museum – home to world’s largest collection of historic British cars - from the very first Land Rover to Lady Penelope’s FAB1. Take a walk down the 'Time Road' and discover how motoring and family life has changed through the decades as the cars are brought to life by costumed explainers and free guided tours. Great restaurant and also a lovely outdoor play area with picnic area for children.
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An iconic landmark, on top of the beautiful Cotswolds escarpment, Broadway Tower has enjoyed a colourful history since its conception and offers something of interest for everyone, as well as stunning views. Then pop down to Broadway village and take a stroll around some of the delightful shops and have a delicious afternoon tea in one of the many tea rooms., , ,
Compton Verney – Warwickshire CV35 9HZ
(About 10 minutes from here)
Discover the unique delights of Compton Verney, where there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 120 acres of stunning parkland and a lake surround and award-winning art gallery, with family-friendly café and gift shop. You can wander through the historic Capability Brown landscape, marvel at the world-class art exhibitions or have great fun in the outdoor adventure playground. Definitely worth buying an annual membership pass if you’re planning a return visit in the next 12 months, as they are great value for money.
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Take a walk on the wild side at the Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford. Stroll around the Park and get eye-to-eye with giraffes, watch rhinos graze on the Gothic Manor House lawns, walk with lemurs or take a ride on Bella the Train (April-October).
The stunning gardens and themed borders, make a beautiful backdrop for viewing the animals. With over 260 different species of animals in over 120 acres of Parkland, there's plenty of space to relax and get closer to wildlife.
The spacious two-story Tree Lodge cantilevered off a bank - entering on ground level - is equipped with trifold doors in the lounge which open out on to the glorious elevated deck area. The deck has plentiful space for alfresco dining, hammocks and wooden ergonomic sun loungers with a bridge leading to a huge platform built around a willow tree, housing a geodesic dome with super king round bed for star gazing (telescope provided) and 4 meter slide down into the garden.
The Tree Lodge has a private garden (complete with a gate in the fence for the Badger to get through) with double sun lounger and children's playhouse, which overlooks a field of grazing sheep and lambs.
***A hot tub is being installed in the garden in November 2018***
With a huge ground floor king size bedroom and downstairs bathroom with full-size bath and power shower over the bath, this property is ideal for people less mobile or travelling with elderly relatives.
The ground floor of Bob's Tree Lodge has an extremely spacious open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. The lounge has plenty of comfy seating and 43" SMART TV, DVD and WIFI speaker for entertainment on cosy nights in and binoculars to spy the wildlife that frequent the garden, including Billy the Badger, whose sett is just a stone's throw away from the garden.
The curved kitchen is equipped to the highest standard with built-in electric oven, gas hob, microwave, combined washer and dryer and fridge (there is a small freezer situated in the cupboard next to the kitchen). The kitchen window overlooks the ponies Stan and Queenie grazing in the paddock and further in the distance is the famous battlefield landmark of Edgehill.
A welcome basket is left for all guests staying in the Bob's Tree Lodge, including milk, fruit and delicious cake.
The stairs (retractable stair gates built-in at the top and bottom) from the hallway leading to the second floor, with a breakout area for little people at the top with a huge well-stocked toy box, comfy children's sofa and armchair and their very own TV with built in DVD player.
There are two spacious first-floor bedrooms - one twin and one double - both with seating areas and plenty of wardrobe space.
The roomy upstairs bathroom has a walk-in shower, full sized bath and a heated towel rail.
Bob's Tree Lodge has LPG powered underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs which can be controlled with thermostats throughout.
Bob's Tree Lodge is situated about 50 meters away from Roosters Rest and about 58 meters away from Georges's Tree House.
There is a small step up (25cms in height) to enter Bob's Tree Lodge although wheelchairs can also access the building at ground level (with no step) from the bedroom French doors.
The woodland area and children's playground are shared with other guests staying in the other two abodes on site.
The private garden for Bob's Tree Lodge is accessible either via the slide from the back deck or down a slope (not suitable for wheelchairs) to the slide of Bob's Tree Lodge.
All bed linen and towels provided.
No pets allowed.
Cots (plus linen), highchairs, shower stools and toilet frames are provided on request at no extra cost.
Gas is provided for the barbecue and charcoal is provided for the outdoor pizza oven.
Self-check-in (you will be emailed the key box code prior to your arrival). The owners live on site and will contact you on your arrival to make sure you have everything you need.
Parking for two cars immediately outside and plenty of parking for additional vehicles about 70 meters away.
Iron, ironing board and hairdryer all provided.
All kitchen essentials are proved (washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, foil, salt/pepper etc).
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